View Full Version : Castro: " 'Cuban (Economic) Model Doesn't Even Work For Us Anymore' "
09-13-2010, 02:15 AM
Frank Admission During Conversation with Columnist for The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/09/fidel-cuban-model-doesnt-even-work-for-us-anymore/62602/)
09-13-2010, 02:20 AM
The only reason why it held out for so long (until the 1990s) was because it had Soviet backing and fixed prices for it's sugar.
Having said that: there are some good ideas though. The theory of worker management, universal healthcare and the organopónicos , the urban organic community gardens (http://current.com/news/89990938_the-power-of-community-how-cuba-survived-peak-oil.htm). We could learn from such stuff and they ought to keep it while they liberalise and modernise their economy.
09-13-2010, 02:21 AM
The problem with applying certain labels to constantly changing things is that they can only truly exist for but a moment in time.
There is still a very Cuban economic model in place, for what else would it be?
09-13-2010, 02:32 PM
Fidel said later that he was misquoted.
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